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NBA salary cap goes down

Updated: July 8, 2009, 9:48 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The NBA salary cap has been set for next season at $57.7 million, a decline from 2008-09, allowing teams to begin signing players.

The figure the league announced Tuesday night was about $1 million less than last season's cap of $58.68 million, even though league-wide revenue rose 2.5 percent. The number is expected to drop further next season when the full effect of the economic difficulties hits.

The new salary cap went into effect at 12:01 a.m. ET on Wednesday, ending ...

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